Weight Loss Surgery in Dubai

Are you the right candidate for Weight Loss Surgery?

According to the 2018 global registry report on Bariatric surgery, published by the US National Library of Medicine; 394,431 patients have undergone weight loss surgery.

The majority of these surgeries were Sleeve gastrectomy, followed by Roux en Y gastric bypass operations, one anastomosis gastric bypass procedures, and lap band surgeries which were the least type of weight loss surgery taken by patients.

If you are deciding on undergoing bariatric surgery, there are certain factors to be considered beforehand. Most of these surgeries are irreversible, hence it is a life-long commitment for any patient.

The first thing you need to do is determine whether or not you are the right candidate for this surgery. Let’s go over some notes to help you identify if you are fit for surgery.


Who is the Ideal Candidate?

There are three factors your doctor would consider in assessing you for weight loss surgery. The first thing is your BMI. Ideal candidates are patients who have a BMI equal to or more than 40, and persons having a BMI of 35 or over and are experiencing life-threatening diseases caused by morbid obesity.

The second thing is knowing your weight loss history. Your doctor may ask you if you have previously tried many those treatments and how it was effective. There are people who, in spite of taking diet plans and changing their lifestyle, still have not made any progress with weight loss. For these patients, weight loss surgery is recommended.

Age is the third factor to be considered eligible for surgery. Generally, for adolescents, ages 12-17, weight loss surgery is not recommended. However, exceptional cases should be referred to a health facility with a strong recommendation from a physician.

There are also health factors that can affect a physician’s recommendation on whether or not a patient qualifies for surgery. These include hypertension, type II diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, and cardiovascular disease.


How can a Patient become Ineligible?

Typically, good candidates for weight loss surgery are the ones who are experiencing obesity for more than 5 years. If you have been obese for less than 5 years, your physician may not consider you as a candidate for surgery.

Pregnant women and patients undergoing recovery are not advised to undergo any weight loss surgery. Additionally, certain medical conditions may remove your chances to become eligible for the operation, such as autoimmune diseases, which affect the body’s response to healing and recovery. You may not be considered for this surgery if you’re under certain medications that may affect bleeding and tissue recovery.


Consult with a Professional

Once you feel that you’re the right candidate for this surgery, immediately consult your professional. Specialists in weight loss surgery will then evaluate you and several tests will be conducted. During the consultation, you will also be assessed for your mental health. Having stable mental health and the right mindset is fundamental before going through the surgery.

If you live in the UAE, our experts in bariatric surgeries at Al Taie Center for laparoscopic and obesity surgery are more than welcome to accommodate your inquiries with regards to which weight loss surgery in Dubai is right for you.

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Laparoscopic Sleeve Surgery: 5 Things You Need To Know


There are certain people who despite immense diet and lifestyle changes, still cannot lose weight or maintain weight loss. This is where bariatric surgeries are recommended; especially for patients who have serious health problems caused by morbid obesity. One of the most popular procedures is Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.   

Laparoscopic Sleeve gastrectomy differs from the traditional since patients experience less pain, less scarring, and a faster recovery rate. 

What makes a procedure laparoscopic is the use of a laparoscope, a slender medical device that has a tiny camera and a built-in light attached to it. The instrument is inserted through a tube from a small incision near the pelvic area. Images are then projected to a monitor from which the surgeon can refer to when performing the surgery.

It makes an otherwise invasive surgery to a minimally invasive one- this means lesser incisions and cuts are done. To further shed light on this procedure, here are 5 facts about Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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Non-Invasive Weight Loss: What Are Gastric Balloons And How Do They Work?

Today, there are several options for weight loss. From popular diet plans like keto, paleo, intermittent fasting, and all-liquid diet to weight loss medications such as slimming pills, laxatives, herbal teas and supplements, people are constantly looking for ways to shed their excess weight fast.

Cosmetic surgeries are also available such as  liposuction. There are also instances that are health related  like obesity; bariatric surgeries such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, and lap band surgery are often the solution. For others who are looking for a non-invasive weight loss treatment, Gastric Balloons are a popular choice. 

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Things You Need To Know Before Your Gastric Bypass Surgery

Things You Need To Know Before Your Gastric Bypass Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery preparation is the most effective way for surgical operations to become successful since all treatments go beyond the walls of the operating room. Subsequently, the better you prepare, the more desirable your surgical results will be.

The same goes for weight loss operations, especially for Gastric bypass surgery. Several preparations are taken into account before undergoing the operation. 

If you are planning to undergo Gastric bypass surgery, here are the things you need to know before your surgical operation.

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Debunking Popular Sleeve Gastrectomy Myths

If you’re a candidate for Bariatric Surgery and considering to undergo Sleeve Gastrectomy. You may as well have done your research. With all the data you can gather on the internet, it is not uncommon to find questionable information especially in online forums.


Patients come to us with their assumptions about Sleeve Gastrectomy. For most of them,  their preconceived notions are outright outrageous. Read on as we set the records straight and debunk popular myths about Sleeve Gastrectomy.

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Fighting Obesity: A Comprehensive Guide To Bariatric Surgeries



According to the World Health Organization,  there are more than 1.9 billion adults who are overweight and over 650 million are obese. This number has tripled since 1975. Obesity puts people at risk of various diseases like Diabetes, Stroke, Heart Attack, Hypertension, Sleep Apnea, Asthma and Osteoarthritis.


Fortunately, Obesity is highly preventable. However, overcoming it takes a lot of work. Lifestyle changes, special diets and plenty of exercises usually do the trick. 

But there are certain cases when all of these methods don’t work.  This is when Bariatric Surgeries come in. 

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Bariatric Surgery: Medical Solution For Your Obesity Issues

Our lifestyle comprises of a lot of activities where people often neglect taking care of their own health. All these activities play a vital role in our daily life and when they take a wrong turn, it can adversely affect our health. 

People are extremely concerned about their physical body rather than taking care of their health. But once the issues or diseases start affecting, people go to any end to get it treated and also take precautions if they notice a slight symptom. One of the common health issues that concern our body is obesity which tends to affect the person mentally and physically.

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Myths And Facts About Bariatric Surgery For Weight Loss

Everyone has their reasons for trying to lose a few pounds once in a while. People usually gain weight after a period of inactivity or merely after feasting on good food during holidays. Most healthy people can get back to their normal weight with some exercise and a few weeks of a strict diet. But unfortunately for some, weight loss is not an easy process even with workouts and diets.

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Laparoscopic Gastric Plication

Gastric Plication is an evolution of the traditional Gastric Sleeve, offering patients a less invasive surgery with no device implants – and therefore fewer complication risks – as well as no necessary follow-up care such as fills and adjustment needed with adjustable gastric banding. In addition, weight loss outcomes are more immediate and dramatic relative to gastric band.
Laparoscopic Gastric Plication is a restrictive procedure that reduces the size of the stomach and limits food intake.


How Is Gastric Plication Performed?

We perform the Gastric Plication as a laparoscopic procedure. This involves making 4 small incisions in the abdomen and performing the procedure using a video camera (laparoscope).

Laparoscopic Gastric Plication, involves sewing one or more large folds in your stomach. During the Laparoscopic Gastric Plication the stomach volume is reduced about 70% which makes the stomach able to hold less and may help you eat less. There is no cutting, stapling, or removal of the stomach or intestines during the Gastric Plicaiton. The Gastric Plication may potentially be reversed.

The Gastric Plication procedure takes approximately one to two hours to complete. Most patients stay in the hospital for 1-2 days after the procedure.


How Does Gastric Plication Cause Weight Loss?

It greatly reduces the size of your stomach and limits the amount of food that can be eaten at one time. After eating a small amount of food, you will feel full very quickly and continue to feel full for several hours. Gastric Plication may also cause a decrease in appetite.


Who is a candidate for Laparoscopic Gastric Plication?

The Laparoscopic Gastric Plication procedure is relatively new, and considered investigational as a primary procedure for weightloss.

What Are The Risks Of Laparoscopic Gastric Plication?

There are risks that are common to any laparoscopic procedure such as bleeding, infection, injury to other organs, or the need to convert to an open procedure. There is also a small risk of a leak from the suture line and obstruction. These problems are rare and major complications occur less than 1% of the time.


What Are The benefits Of Laparoscopic Gastric Plication?

Depending on their pre-operative weight, patients can expect to lose between 40% to 70% of their excess body weight in the first year after surgery. Many obesity-related comorbidities improve or resolve after bariatric surgery. Diabetes, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnea and abnormal cholesterol levels are improved in more than 75% of patients undergoing a bariatric procedure.


Plication benefits:

  • Plication is an ambulatory procedure – only 2 nights total hospital stay, and done by the laparoscope
  • No loss of stomach tissue
  • No devices – no staples, no bands, no fills, no adjustments.
  • No complication from leaks or staple line bleeding
  • Procedure does not impair dietary habits, and do not cause malabsorption
  • Easily reversible
  • First available post-12 month procedure outcome data indicates weight loss outcomes comparable to gastric bypass (the ‘gold standard’ of weight loss surgery,
  • Currently the lowest cost weight loss procedure available